Download e-book for kindle: A Companion to Mexican History and Culture by William H. Beezley

By William H. Beezley

ISBN-10: 1405190574

ISBN-13: 9781405190572

A significant other to Mexican background and Culture positive aspects forty essays contributed by way of foreign students that contain ethnic, gender, environmental, and cultural reviews to bare a richer portrait of the Mexican adventure, from the earliest peoples to the present.

  • Features the most recent scholarship on Mexican heritage and tradition through an array of overseas scholars
  • Essays are separated into sections at the 4 significant chronological eras
  • Discusses contemporary historic interpretations with serious historiographical assets, and is enriched by way of cultural research, ethnic and gender reports, and visible evidence
  • The first quantity to include a dialogue of renowned song in political analysis

This ebook is the receipient of the 2013 Michael C. Meyer specified popularity Award from the Rocky Mountain convention on Latin American Studies.

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Dave Yetman, well known as both a print and television natural historian, again focuses on his passion, Mexican Cacti. In other cases, the editor has challenged authors to write about a different period or theme, with the idea that a fresh pair of eyes might discover a different view. Some examples include Susan Deeds, known for her work on the Hapsburg seventeenth century, switching with Linda Curcio-Nagy, who regularly writes on the Bourbon eighteenth century; Bill French, much of whose work focuses on the Porfiriato and gender topics, deftly considers the sweep of daily life from independence to the present.

The authors of the following essays come from a multiplicity of disciplines and nations with equally diverse systems of citations. Rather than imposing one style of references, the editor has incorporated the citations of each author, some of whom have adopted a standard social science system. The different citation forms make explicit the interdisciplinary nature of the authors and their essays, and allows the authors to accomplish different things in their references. S. Possession: A Romance (New York: Vintage Books, 1990).

Several scholars in this volume have focused on the indigenous experience to bring it into the overall narrative. Susan Kellogg, Matthew Restall, and Rob Schwaller have integrated discussion into their chapters of the latest work on the indigenous world. These include for the Aztecs, Susan Schroeder and several others who have used Nahual documents to reconstruct daily life and, for the Maya, especially in Yucatán, Matthew Restall describes his work and that of others. These are excellent, if expected evaluations, while other essays provide a different focus on indigenous life and communities.

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